Christ: Our Life-Long Refuge (4 of 29) by John Barnett

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Christ: Our Life-Long Refuge (4 of 29)
Series: Christ Our Refuge
John Barnett
The safest spot in the universe is in the embrace of Jesus. Once into the arms of Jesus, what do you get? Turn back for a moment to Joshua 20 and note somewhere these six truths for those who flee to the safest spot in the universe. When you get there, to Him, you find the perfect refuge has so much to offer us. Jesus can be for any and all of us this morning the perfect refuge.

Jesus offers to each of us to be a refuge when we are unclean, a refuge when we are weary, a refuge when we are homeless, a refuge when we are helpless, a refuge when we are hopeless, and a refuge when we are tempted.

The Wonderful Benefits of Staying in the Safest Spot in the Universe

Now can I read Joshua 20 again and give you the meaning of each city that God names? Here we go: "And they [assigned] Kedesh in Galilee in Mount Naphtali, and Shechem in Mount Ephraim, and Kirjath-arba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah. And on the other side [of the] Jordan by Jericho eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh. These were the cities assigned for all the children of Israel, and for the stranger who sojourneth among them, that whosoever killeth any person without intent might flee the avenger of blood, until he stood before the congregation." (Joshua 20:7-9)

• KEDESH is not only a city name it also means a "holy place" or "righteousness".
• SHECHEM is not only a city name it also means "shoulder".
• HEBRON is not only a city name it also means "fellowship".
• BEZER is not only a city name it also means a "stronghold" or "fortress"
• RAMOTH is not only a city name it also means "exalted" or "heights"
• GOLAN is not only a city name it also means "separated."

Now listen to how each of those city names portray details of the refuge offered for ...


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